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PG&E Proceeds with Altec ‘Hybrids’

July 23, 2013 in Electric Drive, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Altec’s Battery Aerial Lifts for All New Trouble Truck Buys

“The hybrid is now our standard,” says Dave Meisel, senior transportation director at Pacific Gas & Electric. He was talking about the utility’s numerous trouble trucks, and by “hybrid” he means standard drive vehicles, primarily Ford F-550s, with battery-powered aerial lifts, electrified accessories like air conditioning, and ePTO – electric power takeoff.

Altec Industries Opens Its New Green Fleet Facility in Dixon, Calif.

April 25, 2012 in Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Altec Industries opened its new “Green Fleet” facility east of San Francisco yesterday, attracting Dixon, Calif. Mayor Jack Batchelor, U.S. Congressman John Garamendi, and executives of Pacific Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison — two key utility customers.

A PG&E purchase commitment prompted Alabama-based Altec’s decision to expand in California.

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